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Journal of Philosophical Research

Volume 38, 2013

Zoltán Vecsey
Pages 367-376
DOI: 10.5840/jpr20133819

Perspectival Indexicality in Fiction

In everyday language use, the content of an indexical sentence is determined by the parameters of the context in which it occurs. In fictional discourse, however, indexical sentences seem to behave in a nonstandard way. This paper attempts to show that the difference can be best explained by using the concept of fictional perspective.

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